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  • Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders 4th Edition

    Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders 4th Edition

    by Richard J Frances

    This state-of-the-science reference and text has given thousands of practitioners and students a strong foundation in understanding and treating addictive disorders. Leading experts address the neurobiology of addictions and review best practices in assessment and diagnosis. Specific substances of abuse are examined in detail, with attention to real-world clinical considerations. Issues in working with particular populations—including polysubstance abusers, culturally diverse patients, older adults, chronic pain sufferers, and others—are explored. Chapters summarize the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of widely used psychosocial and pharmacological treatments and clearly describe clinical techniques. *New to This Edition:* ...

  • Drug Addiction in Australia

    Drug Addiction in Australia

    by John Sherman, Tom Valenta

    *This book is a comprehensive and clinically objective review of drug abuse and addiction in Australia. * It is written to appeal to families, educators, policy makers, students, healthcare professionals and drug users. It is based on the knowledge and experience of Dr John Sherman and his clinic in Footscray, a western suburb of Melbourne.  The book comprises a series of stories told through the eyes of drug addicts, their families, healthcare professionals, policy makers and legislators, law enforcement officials and researchers. It traces the history of drugs of dependence, community and government...

  • Group Exercises for Addiciton Counseling

    Group Exercises for Addiciton Counseling

    by Geri Miller

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* Created to meet the unique needs of addiction professionals, this practical resource offers suggestions for effectively using activities in groups. It addresses common issues counselors frequently need to discuss with clients and provides an array of "tried and true" techniques and exercises designed to help clients develop interpersonal relationship skills and the individual awareness needed to make responsible choices. * Contents: * Acknowledgments xiii 1  u Introduction 1 Personal Reflections 1 Main Section Points 2 Overview 3...

  • Marijuana and Mental Health

    Marijuana and Mental Health

    by American Psychiatric Associati

    Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use...

  • Raising Drug Free Kids

    Raising Drug Free Kids

    by Aletha Solter

    In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 per cent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be concerned about setting their children on a drug-free course. While much advice handed out these days focuses on teen behaviour and what to do once drugs have become a problem in the home, Raising Drug Free Kids takes an innovative approach and focuses instead on...

  • Tackling Addiction: Pathways to Recovery

    Tackling Addiction: Pathways to Recovery

    by Rowdy Yates and Margaret S Mal

    The issue of 'recovery' has been increasingly prioritised by policymakers in recent years, but the meaning of the concept remains ambiguous. This edited collection brings together the thoughts and experiences of researchers, practitioners and service users from the fields of health, addiction and criminal justice and centres on current developments in addiction policy and practice. Tackling Addiction examines what recovery, addiction and dependence really mean, not only to the professional involved in rehabilitation but also to each individual client, and how 'coerced treatment' fails to take account of recovery as a...

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